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U.K. Regulators Issue Additional Guidance for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

Regulators in the U.K. are once again issuing advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals involved in the follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. In an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), guidance is provided for four groups of metal-on-metal hip implant ...

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Fracking Boom Changing Way of Life in Pennsylvania's Northern Tier

In just a few years, the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling on northeastern Pennsylvania is hard to miss. Thousands of natural gas wells have been opened in that area specifically in the last five years as companies look to exploit the vast Marcellus shale formation about two miles below the ...

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Tennessee Resident Files Pradaxa Bleeding Lawsuit Following Cerebral Hemorrhage

A man from Tennessee has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Pradaxa, claiming that the blood thinner caused him to suffer a cerebral hemorrhage. The complaint alleges Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concealed knowledge that Pradaxa can cause Serious, life-threatening bleeds, and did not warn that Pradaxa bleeding side effects ...

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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew, just issued a recall for a metal-on-metal hip implant component, a part of one of its all-metal hip replacement systems.

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Smith & Nephew Says Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Controversy Slowing Sales of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System

Medical device maker Smith & Nephew has reported a drop in sales of its metal-on-metal hip implant devices. According to the company, hip implant sales were down 2 percent during the first quarter of 2012, largely because its Birmingham Hip Resurfacing System suffered from an association with other metal-on-metal hip ...

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British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System

British Recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys Wound Care System for Infection Risk

The MHRA announced the recall of Smith & Nephew Renasys wound care devices - risk of maceration, infection, loss of negative pressure, or unrecognized bleeding in wounds.

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Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Brain Tumor

Study Suggests Hormonal Contraceptives Linked to Increased Brain Tumor Risk

A study of Danish women of reproductive age suggests that long-term use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of brain tumors.

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1,000+ Australians Join DePuy ASR Hip Implant Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in Australia over DePuy Orthopaedics’ recalled metal-on-metal ASR Hip Implants has signed up more than 1,000 plaintiffs. The attorneys representing the Australian ASR Hip Implant lawsuit plaintiffs recently told The Courier-Mail that damages in the lawsuit are expected to be worth more than $200 million. One ...

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Scientist Calls for Federal Regulations for Fracking Pollution

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) drilling should be governed by federal regulations because its pollution has no awareness of state boundaries.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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FDA Omits Serious Side Effects From Levaquin Label, Update Urged

FDA Omits Serious Side Effects From Levaquin Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is facing pressure to amend the warning label of Levaquin and other antibiotics in its class to include serious and sometimes fatal side effects of the fluoroquinolones. Cleveland television station ABC5 (WEWS) obtained a … Continue reading

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New Lawsuit Filed Against Janssen Pharmaceuticals Over Levaquin Nerve Damage

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals and drug distributor McKeeson Corp. were hit with a lawsuit last week in Pennsylvania federal court by a Texas woman who says the companies failed to warn of known dangers of the antibiotic Levaquin, which she alleges caused … Continue reading

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FDA Failed to Warn Public of Serious Side Effect Linked to Antibiotic Levaquin

FDA Failed to Warn Public of Levaquin Side Effect

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to disclose a serious side effect associated with the family of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones identified in a 2013 agency report. In an investigation, Cleveland television station ABC5 obtained a 2013 FDA report … Continue reading

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Broad-spectrum Antibiotics Overused, Studies Say

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Research from organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges doctors to limit the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics like Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Recent studies have shown that doctors are overprescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics, … Continue reading

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Common Antibiotics Linked to Eye Damage Risk

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A year after a Canadian research study showed a connection between commonly prescribed antibiotics and blindness-inducing eye damage, patients and physicians still aren’t reporting these reactions to Health Canada. An article in the latest Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter suggests that … Continue reading

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FDA: Zithromax May Lead to Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is warning the public that Zithromax (azithromycin), also known as Zmax can cause abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart. This may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm. Patients at … Continue reading

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“Free Antibiotics” is a Dangerous Marketing Ploy

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is frowning on promotional antibiotic giveaways some chain stores are offering this cold and flu season.  According to Science Daily, the IDSA says that merchants should offer free flu inoculations instead, saying that … Continue reading

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Cipro, Levaquin Still Popular Despite Tendon Risks

Despite the fact that < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro, < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/levaquin">Levaquin and other antibiotics called fluoroquinolones have been linked to serious tendon damage – including ruptures of the Achilles heel – not many patients are aware of the risk.  According to an article … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Most Likely to Cause Drug Induced Liver Injury

< "http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/defective_drugs">Antibiotics are the drugs most responsible for the occurrence of drug induced liver injury (DILI), a new study has found.  According to a  press release announcing the study, DILI is the most frequent adverse drug-related event leading to abandonment … Continue reading

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Antibiotics Can Disrupt Digestive Tract

The overuse of antibiotics is making the news again.  This time, a newly released study is indicating that not only does the antibiotic commonly known as < "http://www.yourlawyer.com/topics/overview/cipro">Cipro upset the bacterial balance in the digestive system, but those effects seem … Continue reading

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